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Entry Clearances

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for further leave to remain have been received in each of the last 10 years; how many applications were granted; how many applicants came originally (a) for the purposes of work, (b) to study and (c) for other reasons; and for each category, how many dependants were brought to the UK. (232203)

[holding answer 3 November 2008]: The following shows the number of applications made since January 2002, and of those how many were granted. This is the date from when fully electronic consideration and recording commenced. Prior to that paper based records were in use. The data are separated out by year, case type group and main/Dependant applications.

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Because of rounding, figures may not add up to total shown.

The figures quoted are not provided under National Statistics protocols and have been derived from local management information and are therefore provisional and subject to change.

In country leave to remain applications received each year since January 2002 (and of those the quantity subsequently granted)

Main applicant applications

Dependant applications

Type

Granted

Total received

Granted

Total received

2002

Employment

81,665

94,350

19,190

21,710

Student

124,095

146,095

14,055

18,960

Other

50,345

76,175

11,340

17,205

Total

256,100

316,620

44,590

57,875

2003

Employment

104,865

122,520

29,780

32,840

Student

175,790

210,745

20,335

25,380

Other

54,715

86,280

13,950

21,355

Total

335,375

419,545

64,070

79,570

2004

Employment

92,540

114,960

42,215

47,855

Student

149,165

183,225

20,235

25,445

Other

52,135

76,520

13,455

19,490

Total

293,840

374,705

75,905

92,790

2005

Employment

78,840

92,985

44,490

49,345

Student

127,850

157,340

19,855

24,665

Other

43,640

62,390

10,085

14,785

Total

250,330

312,715

74,435

88,790

2006

Employment

97,200

110,250

59,820

65,255

Student

131,560

158,485

22,115

26,710

Other

38,450

55,840

6,195

10,195

Total

267,205

324,58

88,130

102,165

2007

Employment

84,400

102,715

45,715

52,980

Student

131,855

164,785

24,460

30,580

Other

52,155

75,180

6,655

11,325

Total

268,410

342,680

76,825

84,885

2008

Employment

46,475

54,325

27,690

31,340

Student

67,235

91,825

14,070

18,675

Other

42,895

62,410

5,990

9,815

Total

156,605

208,565

47,750

59,825

Grand total

1,827,860

2,299,405

471,700

575,900

Notes:

1. The data provided cover applications made between 1 January 2002 and the 30 September 2008. Therefore the data for 2008 are for an incomplete year.

2. The data are based on in country non-asylum leave to remain applications made between the above dates (not Indefinite Leave to Remain).

3. Granted in the table refers to a grant of limited leave to Remain only (not indefinite leave to remain)

4. “Type” in the table refers to the case type of the application made and actually represent the grouping of many different immigration casetypes.

5. This data differ from that published under the National Statistics Protocol in that they are based on date of application rather than date of despatch.

6. Figures are rounded to the nearest 5

7. Because of rounding, figures may not add up to total shown.

8. The figures quoted are not provided under National Statistics protocols and have been derived from local management information and are therefore provisional and subject to change.